ERIC Number: EJ1087381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Development and Validation of a Taiwanese Communication Progression in Science Education
Hsin, Ming-Chin; Chien, Sung-pei; Hsu, Yin-Shao; Lin, Chen-Yung; Yore, Larry D.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v14 n1 suppl p125-143 Jan 2016
Common core standards, interdisciplinary education, and discipline-specific literacy are common international education reforms. The constructive-interpretative language arts pairs (speaking-listening, writing-reading, representing-viewing) and the communication, construction, and persuasion functions of language are central in these movements. This research developed and validated a communication progression in science education for elementary-secondary schooling in Taiwan. The framework for the communication progression was based on relevant literature, international curricula, and focus-group deliberations; it consisted of three dimensions: presentation, reaction, and negotiation. Delphi deliberations with questionnaires were applied to experts to evaluate the theoretical considerations and to experienced science teachers to evaluate the practical considerations. Results confirmed the importance of communications in science learning and the developmental nature of communications across elementary, middle, and secondary schools and validated the proposed framework and progression. The communication progression has application to other international education systems as they address common core standards and curricula in language and science.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Communication Strategies, Literature Reviews, Science Teachers, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Core Curriculum, Academic Standards, Language Arts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan